Savannah and her two friends started Pedal the Pacific after learning about sex trafficking and realizing that none of their family or friends knew about the issue. In an attempt to bring awareness to the cause, they decided to do something radical. They branded themselves as “hilariously unathletic” and announced their plans to cycle from 1,700 miles down the Pacific Coast with no prior cycling experience. Now a leadership program, education resource, and fundraising powerhouse for young women across the nation, Pedal the Pacific's 58 alumni that have raised over $750,000 for organizations that lead the fight against sex trafficking.
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